Skip to comments.Deranged Anti-Saline Zealot Michael Bloomberg Declares War on Soup
Posted on 11/10/2010 7:26:04 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Self-righteous nag Michael Bloomberg is spending taxpayer money to protect New Yorkers from their lunch yet again...
no problem tho with an appalling victory mosque to be built right on the ashes of Ground Zero -funded by terrorists- and named after the Muslim capitol of conquered Spain... makes sense!
But in the name of fiscal discipline, he's only blowing $130K of city money on Operation Chicken Noodle... we'll be picking up the tab for the rest:
New York Post: Mayor Bloomberg's latest health campaign -- cutting salt intake -- has targeted soup as one of the big sodium offenders to be taken down with new city ads. The ads, which will be plastered on subways for the next two months, feature a half-opened can of soup with a geyser of salt spewing from the top and forming a heap around the can.
Trying to put fear into the hearts of salt-aholics, the ads will warn that excessive sodium "can lead to heart attack and stroke" and list average amounts of salt in various foods, such as salad dressing and frozen pizza. .... The campaign costs $370,000 -- $130,000 of which comes from city taxpayers. The rest is covered by the federal government, a city Department of Health spokeswoman said.
It's not hard to see how such a misguided control-freak with an affinity for spending money we don't have on liberal vanity programs might find an ally in Barack Obama... but somehow, they didn't quite hit-it-off... seems Dear Leader just doesn't play well with others:
The Caucus: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York apparently made some not-so-nice remarks about President Obama to a fellow billionaire, Rupert Murdoch, who passed it along to an Australian newspaper.
The mayor allegedly said that Mr. Obama was the most arrogant man he had ever met, according to Mr. Murdoch that despite having been invited to play golf with the president on Marthas Vineyard this summer...
Bloomberg may be a bit of an odd duck... but he surely knows people -and arrogance- when he sees it. And just consider the strength of that statement: how many people do you think this billionaire/celebrity/mayor has met over the last 50 years...?
More/links at Reaganite Republican
Bloomberg’s money has warped his mind.
He IS a kook, isn’t he LOL
Top 5 all-time fave pics.
He IS a kook, isnt he LOL
Yeah he is!
I truly believe that too much money and too much fame can be just as dangerous as meth or heroin.
Some get a warped view of reality and boundaries.
omg, so true.
Bloomie is just 100% NYC loco!
. . . and I'll eat as much salt as I damn well please!
I was just going to post that remark, great minds work together..lol...
War on Soup, LOL.
He’s got $18 Billion... must be full on lunatic then lol
Advertising people would probably tell him that a two month campaign has no chance of being effective.
Anyone with half a brain knows that salt is not the cause of high blood pressure, it is the effect. The adrenal gland (on top of the kidney) controls sodium concentrations in the blood stream. If you want to lower sodium in the blood stream you have to go after the control mechanism. It’s like saying the cause of speeding is gasoline. Speeding is caused by the guy at the wheel of the vehicle putting his foot down on the accelerator.
Note: this topic is from November 10, 2010.</b> Thanks Reaganite Republican.
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